Drag and Drop to Add Media
Drag and drop from Apple's iTunes application:
LiveWorship allows you to import many different types of media (images, video and audio) as well as Presentations and Media items (backgrounds, song lyrics, slide and group text, audio and video) that have been exported from another copy of LiveWorship.
Loading a Presentation
DVD cues or external video feeds can be added as backgrounds to a slide through the Slide Edit Panel. NOTE: Because of industry measures to protect DVDs, DVD queues created on one computer may NOT be transferrable from one computer to another (specifically Window to Mac or reverse, or from one Windows machine to another). If you are exporting a presentation that contains a DVD queue, you will want to test that presentation on the other machine and potentially need to build the queue on that particular computer.
Media files copied from a CD or DVD play not function properly in LiveWorship (although they may play in the QuickTime Player application) until you change their file permissions to "read & write" access. Copy the file to your computer's harddrive before importing and change the file's permission to "read & write" before importing into LiveWorship.
Importing PowerPoint or Apple's Keynote files (in version 1.2+)
Other worship presentation software uses the PowerPoint player that MS built for Windows, but Microsoft never created this piece for Mac OS X. The LiveWorship team's philosophy was to allow both programs to "play nicely" together on both platforms. LiveWorship's PowerPoint import is designed to convert a PowerPoint presentation into LiveWorship slides. You will see a loss of animations and transitions.
If you need to have all the functionality of your PowerPoint or Keynote presentation we recommend that you run LiveWorship and the presentation program side by side. On the Mac, if you are presenting from LW, presenting from PowerPoint or Keynote will simply cover up LiveWorship's display on the second screen. When you exit the presentation, LiveWorship will be uncovered. (It works oppositely on Windows, LiveWorship's display will trump a presentation from PowerPoint. You can then use the Screen 2 On/Off button in the LW toolbar to cover and uncover the PowerPoint presentation.)
See below for more information on importing/converting PowerPoint files.
Using PowerPoint side-by-side with LiveWorship
If you already have a projector/monitor attached and set to extended desktop, pull the Slide Show menu in PowerPoint to Set Up Show... and click the "Screen..." button to have PowerPoint present to the second screen.
After connecting a projector/monitor with extended desktop mode enabled,
The first time through the import process, LiveWorship will copy some of the needed library files into the same directory as the LiveWorship application. After this is done, the users will be prompted to quit and restart LiveWorship so that the application can then use these files to complete the conversion. LiveWorship's import attempts to copy the text and background image and recreate these slides inside LiveWorship. Animations and fonts/formatting will be lost during the import...but users will be able to import songs and save them into the LiveWorship library. Reminder that if you need to present a PowerPoint presentation that has animations and specific formatting, we suggest using PowerPoint and LiveWorship side-by-side. See above for how to set up PowerPoint to make this functionality more seamless.
NOTE: PowerPoint import and Intel Macs using LW1.3.26 (or greater)
Having difficulty importing PowerPoint? See these FAQ topics
Because LiveWorship is designed to be used in both Windows and Macintosh environments, file names will need to have proper extensions (e.g. JPEG files should end with .jpg and TIFF files should end in .tiff) in order to be recognized as importable files.
LiveWorship comes with several Scripture or Bible Modules loaded. Some users may want to remove extra modules that they are not going to use or to save storage space. Adding or removing modules is not a quick task, so plan on having some free time while LiveWorship is re-indexing the database. Pull the File menu to Bible Module and select Add or Remove Module.
NOTE: Depending upon your processor speed, the Adding or Removing process can take as much as 60 minutes or as little as 5 minutes. To make searching scripture within the program as fast as possible, the database goes through an indexing procedure which is time intensive. When adding or removing scriptures, please set aside plenty of time for the process to complete. If the process is interrupted (power failure, force quitting or ending task), the scripture database may not be searchable. Remove the scripture and add the module again.
For more information on how LiveWorship stores media, see the Advanced Topics page.
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